Rangers remind smokers of risks as 28 fires reported in Stanley Park since May

Rangers remind smokers of risks as 28 fires reported in Stanley Park since May

CBC

While the season hasn't been especially hot and dry, the number of fires that have sparked in the woods is consistent with previous years, and the rangers are concerned about higher temperatures expected in the weeks ahead.

The park board has four new Fire Bozz units — essentially lawn sprinklers on steroids — which are ready to be deployed if the brush becomes too dry.

The units look like a robotic dog with four metal legs, and firefighters can connect them to hydrants to target a large area with water, before a fire starts.

 

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